Chateau Bellevie Estate
From $30,796 / week
- 12 bedrooms
- 13 bathrooms
- Sleeps 50
Description from the manager
Nowadays “the luxury of all luxuries” is silence and space in an exceptional environment, off the beaten track. Built during the 12th century, this family château is not a hotel, it's a "home away from home", overlooking the Gascogne hillside in the south west of France.
In the country of the Armagnac, foie-gras, d'Artagnan & the Three Musketeers, it is halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean sea and one and a half hours away from Spain and the Pyrenees.
Surrounded by a 4 acre park with secular trees (and squirrels!), it overlooks the Gascony region known as the “French Tuscany” due to the beauty of its v...Read more
Chateau Bellevie Estate
Additional Location Information
For more than eight centuries the history of Gascony and the founder of the Chateau have been linked. It is situated in the south of beautiful Dordogne where the founder and his descendants, having settled in the southwest of France in the 12th century, left an indelible mark on the region throughout the four succeeding centuries. They were notably Crusaders or Consuls and actively participated in the construction of the villages’ fortified manor (the oldest in Gascony). They are among key figures locally to whom we have to thank for today’s legacy of fortified castles, cathedrals and colourful legends.
Later, in the 16th century, one of the descendants initiated his entourage into the rituals of Armagnac, one of the first eau-de-vie in France. At the beginning of the 20th century, the family of the present owner bought this domain and developed its own brand of Armagnac, which became a landmark in French gastronomy.
Around the Château, there is a range of outdoor activities, visits and excursions that include:
- Castelnau de Fourcès.
- Fortified villages of Larressingle.
- Collegiale de La Romieu.
- The Séviac gallo-roman villa (The most famous one in Europe).
- The numerous cathedrals and cloisters of the neighbouring towns.
- The Landes forest (the largest in Europe, created by Napoleon the 3rd).
- The Pyrenees, 1hr 30 by car.
- The Atlantic Ocean, with Biarritz, the Basque country and some of the world’s best surfing spots (2hr).
- Bordeaux and Toulouse, cities (1hr 30).
- Foie gras markets (in season).
- Walks along signposted paths (St Jacques de Compostelle pilgrim route).
- Antique and flea markets.
Last updated on July 11, 2014
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- Energy Costs | $43 per stay
- Security Deposit |
- End of Stay Cleaning | $257 per stay
- Linen & Towels | per stay
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Heated Pool
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask